Aug 13th, 2011

Battlefield 3 Wii U
When the Wii U was revealed at E3 a few months ago, EA showcased a brief glimpse of Battlefield 3 on Nitnendo’s new console, but didn’t dwell into further details regarding the game — other than it would become the first Battlefield game on a Nintendo console.

According to our source who is close to Swedish developer DICE, the developer is busy at work on the PC/PS3/Xbox 360 versions of Battlefield 3, and while they are in possession of a Wii U dev unit, they’re not yet interested in porting Battlefield 3 to the Wii U. According to the source, the 250 member DICE development team will be focusing on maintenance and post-content for a while after the release of Battlefield 3. The Wii U version isn’t even in planning stages yet, and development likely won’t start until well into 2012.

This would indicate a likely 2013 release for Battlefield 3 on the Wii U. Keep in mind that this is still a rumor and neither EA nor DICE have commented on the release window for Battlefield 3 on the Wii U. Battlefield 3 is due later this year on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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  • Captain N

    I very much doubt this is true…. they have a whole year to develop this for Wii U’s launch. I can’t see them waiting almost 2 years to have the game on the system….by that time it won’t sell at all. If they miss the launch with a mjor game like this, they are setting the pace for the future sales from consumers. Theis must be at launch and must have exclusive content to make a difference.

  • Gamer Guy

    What would be the point of any Battlefield game on the Wii U? There wouldn’t be a solid online multiplayer feature. Plus Battlefield 3 will have already been available for months if not years on other platforms. It’s been nice knowing you Nintendo.

    • -_-

      Nintendo, doomed since 1889.

      • Nakama

        Nintendo saved gaming in America. And learn when Nintendo made there consoles.

  • Joonas

    WTF! Am I really the only one who did see a “glimpse” of BF game when EA told about development on WiiU, only thing is that the picture was from Bad Company 2. And the pictures were there just to show that EA games are coming to WiiU.

  • LS

    just have a look to this thread:
    i think it explains everything

    • Daniel

      Dude, that doesn’t really mean anything, they already have 3 SKUs to deal with, they won’t port the code again. That is several million dollars of development they don’t need to spend. Submitting a title for certification on a nintendo system that isn’t the DS is a nightmare to say the least. Stop dreaming, guys, and buy a PC.